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More Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

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You’d probably never think a cemetery would be “the place to be”, but anyone who was anyone in New York during the 20th century is buried at historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Artist such as Jean-Michel Basquit and Leonard Bernstein to notorious criminals like Boss Tweed, were laid to rest in Brooklyn’s most beautiful cemetery. Here are 6 more famous folks who can be found there.

Frank Morgan (1890-1949)

“Nobody Gets In to See the Wizard. Not Nobody. Not No How”

Not unless you visit Green-Wood Cemetery which is the final resting place of The Wizard of Oz himself!

Scene from The Wizard of Oz (1939) featuring Frank Morgan as The Wizard.
Black and white photo of William Poole (1821-1855) in top hat, holding saw.

William Poole (1821-1855)

If you’ve seen the movie Gangs of New York then you know all about William “Bill the Butcher” Poole. He was leader of the Bowery Boys and Know Nothing political movement. He was buried in an unmarked grave until 2004.

Susan Smith McKinney-Steward (1847-1918)

The first black female Dr. in the state of New York was born and raised in Brooklyn. In fact, she grew up on a pig farm in Weeksville on the corner of Fulton St and Buffalo Ave.

Henry Chadwick (1824-1908)

Known as the “Father of Baseball”, Chadwick created box scores, the “K” symbol for a strikeout and the statistics for batting average and earned run average. He even wrote a column for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

Charles Ebbets (1859-1925)

It’s still hard to think of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Ebbets Field, without getting a broken heart. Ebbets owned the Dodgers for almost 25 years and financed the building of the field bearing his name. Ebbets Field has since been demolished, but its memory lives on.

Artist rendering  Ebbets Field in Brooklyn
A variety of stained glass shades from Tiffany & Co.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)

You’re bound to be talented when you’re son of Charles Tiffany who founded Tiffany & Co., but who could have known how incredibly talented!? Renowned glass maker and leader of the Art Nouvea Movement fell in love with glass while working at glass houses in Brooklyn in 1875. His goal in life was, “the pursuit of beauty”.

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